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40-Love

(There's Something About Marysburg #2)

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This match is no game.

When a rogue wave strips Tess Dunn of her bikini top, desperate, half-naked times call for desperate, please-cover-me-kids-are-coming-closer measures. Enter Lucas Karlsson, AKA that flirty Swede in the water nearby. When he prevents her bare buoys from being exposed to fellow vacationers, even an ocean can’t drown the sparks that fly.

Lucas, a former t
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Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Expected publication: June 18th 2020 by Hussies & Harpies Press
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Lindsey Mae
This book is even better than the first and I loved the first a whole lot. Olivia has such a way with telling a story that feels so grounded in reality that it's easy to fall in love with her characters. I loved that this was not only a summery feeling vacation romance, but also a sexy and emotional story about love. this deserves all of the stars! Full review to come closer to publication.
Shawna
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Melissa Cutler
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a charming, sexy story! Even more, I'd say this book is good medicine. This is a blueprint for how women like me--in our 40s, plus-size, and trying our best to be fearless, handle our shit, and be our live's own captain--deserve to be treated. Deserve to be thought about by our romantic partner. Deserve to be loved. And, most importantly, how we deserve to treat and talk about ourselves. Good medicine. Our rounded bodies are sexy, just like the hero of this book, Lucas, thinks. Our dimpled ...more
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May 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first Olivia Dade book and I have to say I was charmed. The heroine, Tess, is a 40-year-old assistant principal who has thrown herself into work after a bad relationship scarred her several years ago. The hero, Lucas, is a tennis pro whose career was ended early by injuries, and who has used flirting and charm to hide his pain over what he sees as his lost potential from the world. I don’t normally read age ga
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Scooby2
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m so glad I was given the chance to review “40-Love” because I enjoyed reading it so much. I loved watching Tess and Lucas fall in love over summer vacation, and even though this was a fast romance, it really worked for them and didn’t seem rushed at all. Their characters were well developed and the story flowed as everything happened naturally. I loved that this was an age gap story and they brought out each other’s strengths. I really loved how Lucas never once tried to get Tess to change he ...more
Adele Buck
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is utterly charming. Olivia Dade always gives us unconventional, sometimes "difficult" (e.g. has boundaries and holds to them - imagine.) heroines and Tess is absolutely, 100% a Dade heroine. Smart, uncompromising, passionate about her work and the kids she serves, and seriously scarred by a relationship gone wrong. At 40, she's also 14 years older than our hero, Lucas, a Swedish former professional tennis player who was at the top of his game.

Lucas is also recovering from the scars (l
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RamenGrrl
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I just finished 40 love, and let me tell you I enjoyed it a lot! It's the story of Tess, who is on vacation at a resort to celebrate a milestone birthday, and Lucas, a former tennis pro who's now teaching tennis lessons at the resort. Tess it's confident in who she is and is very passionate about her life, how she's gotten to where she is and her future. The attraction is there from the start and they get together fairly quickly, but it's an engaging and emotional story. I like that Lucas and Te ...more
Michelle
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a great read! I loved all of this book - I loved the characters and how sassy and real they were - especially Belle. I loved how this book made me laugh, tear up and everything in between. I loved the real issues and scenarios in the book. I loved how it came together in the end. Being a “big girl”, I could definitely relate to Tessa and Belle and I think the author did a great job with the characters and story. If you enjoy a cute romance with a lot of sass and a lot of the f word, this bo ...more
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